HyperDic: kicking

English > 2 senses of the word kicking:
NOUNactkicking, kicka rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
actkicking, kick, bootthe act of delivering a blow with the foot
kicking > pronunciation
Soundskih'kihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > kicking: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics.
Example "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"
Synonymkick
Narrowerswimming kickA movement of the legs in swimming
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
English > kicking: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of delivering a blow with the foot.
Example "the team's kicking was excellent"
Synonymskick, boot
Narrowerdropkick(football) kicking (as for a field goal) in which the football is dropped and kicked as it touches the ground
goal-kick(association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line
goal-kick(rugby) an attempt to kick a goal
place kick, place-kicking(sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
punt, punting(football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishpatada, puntapié
Catalanpuntada
Verbskickstrike with the foot
kickdrive or propel with the foot

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